The Wilden problem continues to pester Hanna and her mom, and Spencer thinks she finds Toby dead in the forest, kicking off a too-long narrative arc of her feeling emotionally desolate and lashing out at her friends. “Burn This” (Season 6, episode 18)The juxtaposition of serious, well-acted flashbacks to Spencer and Toby’s relationship deteriorating because of a pregnancy scare, and the silliness of A causing a fire at Hanna’s bridal shower, is clunky at best, and detracts from the emotional weight of finding out what happened to one of the series’ best couples. “Scream for Me” (Season 5, episode 8)Bethany Young and Jessica Di Laurentis’s potentially familial relationship is teased even further through flashbacks, as we continue to scratch our heads and make sense of all of this. “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” (Season 3, episode 22)After Spencer thinks she saw Toby’s dead body in the woods she has a psychotic break and hides out in Radley under the name Jane Doe.
Toby drops the bombshell to Emily that his shady past isn’t the result of a life of crime or possible involvement in Alison’s disappearance, but the fact that he was sleeping with Jenna, his stepsister. .] Oh, and Mona was also helping Ezra with research for his creepy betrayal novel, but that doesn’t really surprise anyone in the grand scheme of things, does it? “Along Comes Mary” (Season 7, episode 5)Mary Drake going soft and admitting that she turned against Elliott once he revealed his true, horrible intentions with Alison is believable.
So begins the mighty fall of one of the most divisive characters in 149.
“The Devil You Know” (Season 2, episode 5)The biggest drama here comes from Mike’s stint as a burglar and, twist, Hanna confronting Caleb’s foster mom — two characters that mean mostly nothing in the long run. “To Plea or Not to Plea” (Season 5, episode 21)Liars fact-finding missions are true highlights of the show, but the chasing-down of Mona’s old lawyer in this one is a nonstarter. “The Homecoming Hangover” (Season 1, episode 7)Hanna realizes Sean is wrong for her by spending some quality time with Lucas.
After the Liars find an old journal of Alison’s, we see an all-time-great flashback of Alison visiting Toby in juvie, and he’s wearing Spencer is keeping a secret that alienates her from the group, and her self-loathing starts to hit tedious levels.
Fortunately, Hanna goes to a gay bar on a fact-finding mission, which leads to a great exchange between her and her mom about Hanna “exploring feelings.” 113.